2018 Chevrolet Corvette vs. 2018 Chevrolet Camaro Comparison
2018 Chevrolet Corvette
Starting Price: $57,485 | Price yours
Above Average: Raceworthy dynamic responses, mega muscle, aero efficient styling
Below Average: Restrictive rear view and rear quarter vision, seats for only two
Consensus: An American sports car for the world
2018 Chevrolet Camaro
Starting Price: $25,905 | Price yours
Above Average: Unique rendering of retro styling, outstanding chassis, multiple performance packages
Below Average: Exterior design limits driver sightlines, cramped rear seat
Consensus: Arguably the most athletic of the latter-day pony cars
Few cars have undergone more development over a longer period of time than the Corvette. Since its 1953 introduction it has always been a sports car, and its engineering team has worked continuously to make it more and more worthy of that designation. The current ’Vette ranks with the world’s most prestigious two-seaters, and the ZR1 is a paragon of power and aerodynamics. The handling is surgically precise, and promises to become even more so when a mid-engine Corvette makes its debut in 2019 as a 2020 model. A perennial favorite, the Camaro wraps an exceptionally rigid platform and multiple powertrain choices in a body shell that’s a contemporary interpretation of the 1960s muscle car. Like the Corvette, there are high-performance model options.
Chevrolet Corvette Advantages
The Corvette has styling that’s aerodynamically efficient and impossible to ignore, outstanding performance in all trims, and ZR1 has awesome supercar stats.
Chevrolet Camaro Advantages
The Camaro offers tastefully sinister pony car styling, decisive dynamics, and it’s more affordable than the Corvette. Also, a miniature rear seat is better than no rear seat at all.
Corvette and Camaro both offer big power choices, and both are available as convertibles.
Alone among all American performance cars, the Corvette delivers world-class sports car performance in all trims, particularly in the latest ZR1. The Camaro family also includes formidable performance models, but its appeal goes beyond track potential to its wicked good looks and all-around athletics.
|2018 Chevrolet Corvette||2018 Chevrolet Camaro|
|Engine||6.2-liter V8||2.0-liter I4|
|Horsepower||455 hp @ 6,000 rpm||275 hp @ 5,600 rpm|
|Torque||460 lb-ft @ 4,600 rpm||295 lb-ft @ 3,000-4,500 rpm|
|Transmission||Manual 7-speed||Manual 6-speed|
|Fuel Economy||19 mpg (16 city, 25 hwy)||23 mpg (20 city, 30 hwy)|
|Also Available||460-hp 6.2L V8; 650-hp 6.2L V8; 8-spd automatic||335-hp 3.6L V6, 455-hp 6.2L V8; 8-speed automatic|
|Warranty||3 years or 36,000 miles||3 years or 36,000 miles|
|NHTSA Overall Safety Rating||Not rated||5 Stars|
|Max Seating Capacity||2||2+2|
|Wheelbase||106.7 inches||110.7 inches|
|Overall Length||176.9 inches||188.3 inches|
|Width||73.9 inches||74.7 inches|
|Height||48.8 inches||52.9 inches|
|Turning Diameter||37.7 ft||38.1 inches|
|Headroom, Front||38.0 inches||38.5 inches|
|Headroom, Rear||N/A||36.6 inches|
|Legroom, Front||43.1 inches||43.9 inches|
|Legroom, Rear||N/A||29.9 inches|
|Shoulder Room, Front||55.0 inches||56.3 inches|
|Shoulder Room, Rear||N/A||N/A|
|EPA Passenger Volume||52.0 cu. ft.||93.0 cu. ft.|
|EPA Cargo Volume||15.0 cu. ft.||9.1 cu. ft.|